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Scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals:

Malik, M., Schimel, A.C., Masetti, G., Roche, M., Le Deunf, J., Dolan, M.F.J., Beaudoin, J., Augustin, J.M., Hamilton, T. & Parnum, I.: Results from the First Phase of the Seafloor Backscatter Processing Software Inter-Comparison Project. Geosciences, 9(12), 516.

Mitchell, J. P., Aldridge, J. & Diesing, M.: Legacy Data: How Decades of Seabed Sampling Can Produce Robust Predictions and Versatile Products. Geosciences 2019, 9, 182.

Wienerroither, R., Bjelland, O., Jensen, G., & Sveistrup, A. K. (2019). Teleostei, Scophthalmidae: four-spot megrim spotted in Norwegian waters. Fauna Norvegica, 39, 26-29. DOI: 10.5324/fn.v39i0.2872

Howell KL, Davies JS, Allcock AL, Braga Henriques A, Buhl-Mortensen P, Carreiro-Silva M, Dominguez-Carrió C, Durden JM, Foster NL, Game CA, Hitchin B, Horton T, Hosking B, Jones DOB, Mah C, Laguionie Marchais C, Menot L, Morato T, Pearman TRR, Piechaud N, Ross RE, Ruhl HA, Saeedi H, Stefanoudis PV, Taranto GH, Thompson MB, Taylor JR, Tyler P, Vad J, Vieira RP, Woodall LC, Xavier JR, Wagner D (2019) A framework for the development of a global standardised marine taxon reference image database (SMarTaR-ID) to support image-based analyses. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0218904.

Jarna, A., Baeten, N.J., Elvenes, S., Bellec, V.K., Thorsnes, T and Diesing, M.: Semi-Automatic Versus Manual Mapping of Cold-Water Coral carbonate Mounds Located Offshore Norway. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2019, 8, 40,

Nixon, F., Chand, S., Thorsnes, T. and Bjarnadóttir, L.R.: A modified gas hydrate-geomorphological model for a new discovery of enigmatic craters and seabed mounds in the Central Barents Sea, Norway. Geo-Marine Letters, 39, 3, 191-203.

Thorsnes, T., Chand, S., Brunstad, H., Lepland, A. and Lågstad, P.: Strategy for Detection and High-Resolution Characterization of Authigenic Carbonate Cold Seep Habitats using Ships and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles on Glacially Influenced terrain.  Frontiers in Marine Science 6:708.

Holte, B., Buhl-Mortensen, L., 2019 (online version). Does grab size influence sampled macrofauna composition? A test conducted on deep-sea communities in the northeast Atlantic. Marine Environmental Research.

Bellec V, Bøe R, Bjarnadottir LR, Albretsen J, Dolan M, Chand S, Thorsnes T, Jakobsen FW, Nixon C, Plassen L, Jensen H, Baeten N, Olsen H (2019) Sandbanks, sandwaves and megaripples on Spitsbergenbanken, Barents Sea. Marine Geology 416, 105998

Shackleton C, Winsborrow M, Andreassen K, Lucchi RG, Bjarnadottir LR (2019) Ice‐margin retreat and grounding‐zone dynamics during initial deglaciation of the Storfjordrenna Ice Stream, western Barents Sea. Boreas 49, 38-51

Misiuk B, Diesing M, Aitken A, Brown CJ, Edinger EN, Bell T (2019) A Spatially Explicit Comparison of Quantitative and Categorical Modelling Approaches for Mapping Seabed Sediments Using Random Forest. Geosciences 9 254

Reports in MAREANO institutions’ report series:

Jensen, H. K. B. & Bellec, V.: Miljøgeokjemiske data og dateringsresultater fra indre Kongsfjorden og indre Rijpfjorden, samt områdene SK01 og SK02 vest for Svalbard – MAREANO. NGU-rapport 2019.027, 143 s.

Holte, B. & Bøe, R.: Toktrapport. MAREANO-tokt 2019 – 106 – Bjørnøya vest. FF “G.O. Sars” 06.06-19.04 2019. Toktrapport/Havforskningsinstituttet/ISSN 15036294/Nr. 6–2019.

Nilsen, B.M., Boitsov, S., Holte, B., Jensen, H.K.B., Thorsnes, T. 2019. Kildesporing av miljøgifter i kveite fra Ytre Sklinnadjupet - Analyser av miljøgifter i sediment og rødpølser, oppsummering av eksisterende kunnskap og anbefalinger videre. Rapport fra havforskningen 23-2019. Bergen: Havforskningsinstituttet 2019, 54 s.

Boitsov, S., Klungsøyr, J., Nesje, G. 2019. Undersøkelser av hydrokarboner og organiske miljøgifter i sedimenter fra MAREANO-området i 2018. Rapport fra havforskningen 50-2019. Bergen: Havforskningsinstituttet, 49 s.

Longva, O., Thorsnes, T., Hodnesdal, H., Bjarnadóttir, L.R.: MarFisk – aktiv bruk av MAREANO-kart i fiskeflåten. NGU-rapport 2019.002

Reports in other report series:

Dove, D., Bjarnadóttir, L., Guinan, J., Le Bas, T., Nanson, R., Roche, M., Lecours, V., Stephens, D., Walbridge, S., Khadjinova, R., Di Stefano, M., Dolan, M., Harris, P., Lamarche, G. & Ryabchuk, D.: Seafloor Geomorphology (GeoHab Workshop); Key Resources and Future Challenges, GeoHab‐2019 Conference, St. Petersburg. (

Faglig forum for Norske Havområder 2019 Særlig verdifulle og sårbare områder: Faggrunnlag for revisjon og oppdatering av forvaltningsplanene for norske havområder. Rapport M-1303/2019

Johansen, Per-Otto & Wim Vader, 2019. Paradulichia spinifera Gurjanova, 1946 (Amphipoda, Dulichiidae), a valid species? Fauna norwegica 2019, 29:111-118.

Vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) Coral and sponge VMEs in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters - Distribution and threats
Lene Buhl-Mortensen, Julian Mariano Burgos, Petur Steingrund, Pål Buhl-Mortensen, Steinunn H Ólafsdóttir  and Stefán Á Ragnarsson

Silberberger MJ, Renaud PE, Buhl-Mortensen L, Ellingsen IH, Reiss H. 2019. Spatial patterns in sub-Arctic benthos: multiscale analysis reveals structural differences between epi- and infauna. Ecological Monographs, 89 (1) 25 pp, doi:10.1002/ecm.1325 


Bjarnadóttir, L.R., Jakobsen, F.W., Plassen, L., Moy, M., Dolan, M., Diesing, M., Birkely, S.-R., Johansen, Y.K., Bellec, V., Baeten, N., Thorsnes, T., Hodnesdal, H. & Holte, B.: High Arctic habitat mapping in Svalbard – challenges & preliminary results. GeoHab2019, St. Petersburg, Russland, 13th-17th Mai, 2019.

Bjarnadóttir, L.R. & Diesing, M.: Examples of semi-automated mapping of geomorphic features on the seafloor in Norwegian waters. Geomorphology workshop, GeoHab2019, St. Petersburg, Russland, 13th-17th Mai, 2019.

Diesing, M., Bjarnadóttir, L.R. & Thorsnes, T.: How much organic carbon is stored in surface sediments of the North Sea and Skagerrak? AMBIO IX: Biogeochemistry Across Boundaries. A celebration of Professor Tim Jickells, 24-27 June 2019, Norwich, United Kingdom.

Diesing, M., Bjarnadóttir, L.R. & Thorsnes, T.: Predicting organic carbon stocks and burial in surface sediments of the North Sea and Skagerrak. Blue Carbon. Sources, Rates and Fates of Carbon in the Marine Environment, 28 June 2019, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Longva O.: Bruk av detaljerte dybdedata. Teknologiforum 2019, 19-20 nov. 2019, Gardermoen.

Thorsnes, T.: From deep-ocean volcanoes to coral reefs – highlights from 15 years of ocean mapping and research. Our Ocean MAREANO Side Event 23.10.2019, Oslo.

Thorsnes, T.: Slå på lyset! Marine grunnkart i kystsonen. Aquanor 22.8.2019, Trondheim

Thorsnes, T., Bjarnadóttir, L., Moy, F. & Hodnesdal, H.: MAREANO. Årsmøte 30.10.2019, Arven etter Nansen, Oslo.

Thorsnes, T., Bjarnadóttir, L.R. & the MAREANO team: Deep MAREANO and application in SMS Strategy development. MarMine-møte 24.1.2019, Oslo.

Thorsnes, T., Diesing, M. & Bjarnadóttir, L.R.: From research to management – some examples from MAREANO. Havforskermøtet (NHF) 14.2.2019, Tromsø.

Thorsnes, T., Bjarnadóttir, L., Moy, F., Holte, B., Buhl-Mortensen, P. & Hodnesdal, H.: MAREANO – vitenskap, forvaltning og blå økonomi – hvordan kan vi bidra? Offshore forum for miljøovervåkning 22.10.2019, Oslo.

Boitsov, S., Jensen, H.K.B. 2019. Mikroplast og nye miljøgifter. MAREANO kartlegging av sedimenter – nye funn. MAREANO Brukerkonferanse, Oslo 15.10.2019.

Thorsnes, T., Bjarnadóttir, L.R., Diesing, M., Dolan, M., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Gonzalez, G., Moy, F., Holte, B., Hodnesdal, H., Tappel, Ø. and  Bysveen, I.: Deep-ocean mapping in the Norwegian Sea – strategy and plans. Geohab 10.5.2019, St. Petersburg, Russland.

Ross, Gonzalez-Mirelis, Buhl-Mortensen, Bakke 2019. In search of the 'special places': a method for defining and prioritising intra-VME hotspot distribution to better inform management decisions. ICES ASC, Gøteborg, 09/19

Gonzalez-Mirelis, Ross, Buhl-Mortensen 2019. Predicting the distribution of deep-sea habitats: what can be gained from using detailed epibenthic data and high-resolution predictors? ICES ASC, 09/19

Diesing M, Bjarnadottir LR, Bøe R, Jenkins C, Thorsnes T (2019) Organic carbon stocks and burial rates of the Norwegian Trough and North Sea. EGU2019 Vienna April 2019

Buhl-Mortensen P, Buhl-Mortensen L, Burgos JM, Olafsdottir SH, Ragnarsson SA, Steingrund P (2019) Distribution and Ecology of Eleven VMEs in Arctic and Subarctic Waters. ICES ASC Gøteborg, 09/19


Bellec, V.K., Bøe, R. & Bjarnadottir, L.R. : Sandwaves and megaripples on Spitsbergenbanken, Barents Sea. MARID VI Marine and River Dune Dynamics 2019, 1-3 April 2019, Bremen, Germany. Books of abstracts, eds. Lefebvre, A., Garlan, T., Winter, C., p. 7-10.

Bjarnadóttir, L.R., Thorsnes, T., Diesing, M., Dolan, M., Longva, O. & Bøe, R.: The Norwegian seabed mapping programme MAREANO – contributing to UN-Sustainable Development Goal 14 by providing new knowledge for ecosystem-based management and industry. OceanObs19, Honolulu, HI, USA, 16-20 September 2019.

Bjarnadóttir, L.R. & Jakobsen, F.W: Deglaciation of Spitsbergenbanken, W-Barents Sea: improved reconstruction based on new acoustic data, 20th Congress of the International union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), Dublin, Ireland, 23-31 juli 2019.

Dolan, M.: BSWG subgroup acquisition standards and recommendations. GeoHab 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia. 13-17 May 2019.

Jarna, A., Baeten, N.J., Elvenes, S., Thorsnes, T., Bellec, V. & Diesing, M.: Mapping cold-water coral carbonate mounds: a comparison of semi-automated and manual methods. Poster på EGU General Assembly 2019, 9.april 2019, Wien, Østerrike.

Ross, Gonzalez-Mirelis, Buhl-Mortensen, Bakke 2019. In search of the 'special places': a method for defining and prioritising intra-VME hotspot distribution to better inform management decisions. ICES ASC, Gøteborg, 09/19

Mona Maria Fuhrmann, Børge Holte, Anne Helene Solberg Tandberg, Ann Merete Hjelset 2019 The snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) in the Barents Sea: growth potential and constraints based on benthic secondary production. ICES shellfish symposium, Tromsø, 11/19